Cosmic Characters

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Run Along Home, 2009 Oil On Canvas 36" X 36" © Rick Midler
Cosmic Characters
Curated by: Charlotte Mouquin

338 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
March 11th, 2010 - April 5th, 2010
Opening: March 13th, 2010 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

718 625-2121
Wed - Sun 12 noon - 6pm; Closed Mon and Tues
pop, surrealism, figurative


Cosmic Characters

March 11th – April 5th

Opening Reception Saturday, March 13th - 4-6pm

Four colorful artists brighten up Clover’s Fine Art Gallery with Cosmic Characters, opening March 11th and showing through April 5th 2010.  The Opening Reception will be held Saturday March 13th from 4-6 pm at Clover’s Fine Art Gallery, 338 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

The artists capture other-worldly characters saturated in surrealist realms from the depths of their imaginations.

Rick Midler has had a distinguished career in graphic design working with M & M, Snickers, and FedEx, as well as creating the Emmy-Award winning short film “Running George” for HBO.  His art has been shown in The OmniGallery at the UBS Building, Art Vanguard, The Brooklyn Artists Gym, and the Premiere Wall at Crew Cuts Space.   Inspired by Dr. Seuss, Salvador Dali, and Walt Disney, Midler teaches life lessons through cosmic symbols and fantastic characters.  Psychedelic landscapes, secret symbols, and kinetic energy, shown in paintings like The Game, flow through this new body of work by Midler.  Clover’s Fine Art Gallery proudly presents the Entering Neverywhere painting series.

Jenny Ping recently won 5th place in painting at the Florence Biennale.  Her work can be found in the collections of fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi and contemporary choreographer Mark Morris.  Inspired by grand theatre, opera, and ballet, Ping’s work exemplifies purity and detail.  A graduate of Parsons School of Design for Fine Art, Ping has shown throughout New York and recently exhibited in L.A.   Ping refers to some of her dancing dinosaurs as “dansaurs.”

Alexis Trice, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, has become known for her comic dog portraits (Boston Terriers in particular) and brand WelcometotheDoghouse. Trice has been featured in online and print publications such as Dog Fancy Magazine, The NY Daily News, Pampered Puppy, L Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Animal Planet's Dogs 101, and Wag Magazine.  She has had work exhibited at P.P.O.W Gallery, Niagara Gallery, Fuse Gallery, 323 Gallery,  The Mighty Tanika Gallery and the Micro Museum.  These paintings of animals, from the fantastical unicorn to the merino sheep, take on tongue in cheek allegories.

Win Zibeon paintings are a part of numerous private and corporate collections.  Zibeon is an accomplished artist combining trompe l’oeil and surrealist metaphors.  In the painting Hey Dude, Zibeon shows a classic landscape with a postmodern twist. A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle tightropes across the frame.  A plastic dinosaur is juxtaposed with the craggy mountain top in Past His Peak.  Zibeon has participated in exhibitions at Van Brunt Gallery, Denise Bibro, Rockland Center for the Arts, The Hudson River Museum, and many other art spaces throughout his 25 year career.